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August 14, 2007  12:21 PM

VMware is public — now what?



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMware

VMware finally staged its initial public offering (IPO) today, with EMC selling 10% of its stake in the company, or 33 million shares, and raising almost a $1 billion in the process. The shares were priced at $29 – higher than expected just last week – but by midday had shot up to over $50 per...

August 8, 2007  3:30 PM

XenSource’s Bold Storage Play



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen, XenSource

XenSource recently announced a partnership with Symantec that paves the way for Veritas Storage Foundation to be embedded in XenEnterprise 4.0, expected to ship Q307. Note that the OEM includes a fully licensed, unrestricted version of Storage Foundation. The majority of enterprises today rely on...


August 7, 2007  8:15 PM

Some Common Sense Ideas When Designing a Virtualization Environment



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, Virtualization strategies, VMware

This is my attempt at putting together something that every sysadmin and supervisor should have when they look at whether to take the next step in virtualization - a Common Sense (tm, patent-pending, sm, r) guide to putting virtualization in place. Truth be told, it works with any server...


July 20, 2007  3:02 PM

Virtualization is a real life game of RISK (A fun analogy)



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

I was crusing the Web just now, trying to find some interesting blogs that aren't chock-full of code that an associate editor simply does not understand. I clicked on Roudy Bob's blog (see our blogroll for his link) and low and behold, my boredom was alleviated! To read the following analogy of...


June 26, 2007  3:24 PM

Virtualization Today and Tomorrow



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?, Xen

A couple of weeks ago I spoke with Alex Barrett regarding what I though was a talk on the direction of the server virtualization landscape. Our conversation resulted in her article "Xen...

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June 20, 2007  10:31 AM

Why the eGenera Patent is Dangerous



Posted by: Joe Foran
Links we like, Virtual Iron, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware

Virtualization.info, Gridtoday, the eGenera...

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June 19, 2007  2:54 PM

Get a VMware job and increase your salary by 115%



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Virtualization, VMware

Alessandro Perilli, SearchServerVirtualization.com contributor and owner of virtualization.info, has a fantastic virtualization-related jobs section on his site. At the time of this post


June 18, 2007  2:34 PM

Linux users: Xen, VMware, or Virtual Server?



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft Virtual Server, Red Hat, Servers, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

In Monday's newsletter column, I included a question to our Linux users: Do you prefer Xen, VMware or Virtual Server, and why? It's only Monday afternoon, but I've gotten some interesting responses. Chris, the CIO for Oxford Archaeology: Explorying the Human Journey, wrote:

In...


June 18, 2007  11:06 AM

Virtualization community responds to ESX Lite rumor



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

In case you missed it, SearchServerVirtualization.com reported last week that VMware is developing an embedded "ESX Lite" hypervisor. And while VMware may have opted not to comment about...


June 4, 2007  4:41 PM

VMware ESX configuration, cost problems spur user’s switch to Microsoft Virtual Server



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Improved configuration and lower costs are on John E Quigley II's wish list for VMware ESX. In the meantime, Quigley is moving ESX to the back burner. Today, Quigley -- a senior network engineer -- told me that his firm, Total Quality Logistics, LLC, will be migrating over to Microsoft Virtual...


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